Family Process Institute (FPI) Grant Awards Call

2020 FPI APPLIED PRACTICE, EARLY SCHOLARS RESEARCH, AND DISSERTATION GRANT AWARDS

THE NEXT CALL FOR PROPOSALS WILL GO OUT IN APRIL OF 2020

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2020

At least two grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to practitioners, early career research professionals, and/or doctoral students residing in the United States of America for their projects, research, or dissertations. Practitioners, researchers,  and doctoral students may be in a variety of disciplines (e.g., family medicine, marriage and family therapy, nursing, psychiatry, psychology, social work, family studies, public health). All proposals must demonstrate evidence of critical systems thinking and attention to social justice to advance the FPI vision and mission. Applicants may propose projects with budgets less than $5000.00.

FPI Vision Statement:

“Family Process Institute is an independent, multidisciplinary, transnational organization dedicated to developing and exchanging new theory, research, applied practice, and policy related to families and other systems. Grounded in a commitment to social justice, Family Process Institute aims to be an independent voice for scholarly work in the field and to shape future directions for research and practice.”

FPI Mission Statement:

  • We oversee the journal, Family Process, and ensure the coordination of the operations between Family Process and our publishing partner, Wiley/Blackwell
  • Family Process Institute develops and implements initiatives integrated with and separate from the Journal that promote the field of systemic theory, practice, research, and advocacy through:
    • Dissemination of knowledge regarding theory, practice and research
    • Dissemination of training
    • Career development to young practitioners and scholars
    • Collaboration with professional organizations that promote and advocate for family and systems theory and practice
    • Actively promote a systemic approach to social justice issues

1. APPLIED PRACTICE GRANT

Grants will propose activities to (a) enhance individual practitioner or systems proficiency, (b) advance diversity and social justice, and/or (c) support the development, implementation, evaluation or dissemination of innovative activities related to the FPI vision and mission.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must have completed a terminal degree in their respective disciplines. Applicants may work in as well as target populations from a variety of  settings (e.g.,  community-based organizations, agencies, schools, prisons, universities, government entities, or hospitals/health clinics)

 

Proposals

  • Explicitly detail how the proposal addresses the FPI vision and mission
  • 5-10 pages in length
    • Double spaced
    • APA style
  • Follow a scientific structure which includes the following:
    • Specific aims and hypothesis/hypotheses
    • Background and significance to the field of family therapy and related applications of practice
    • Research design and method and method, including description of targeted sample, sample size, and proposed analysis
    • Expected deliverables (e.g., presentations, publications, larger grant proposals)
    • Amount requested and proposed budget
    • Current resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
    • Name and address of the grants, finance, or administrative officer at the institution, organization, or practice
    • Evidence of IRB approval and/or Letter of Institutional Support is needed prior to receiving the award

Grant Recipient Responsibilities:

  • There is a minimum expectation that applicants will present the results of their project at a regional, national, or international conference; and submit a manuscript for publication or equally relevant product (e.g., training manual).
  • All dissemination efforts resulting from activities in the grant are expected to carry an acknowledgement of FPI as a funding source.
  • An interim report – a brief summary of the status of the project – is due February 1, 2022 and a year-end report is due July 1, 2022. The year-end report includes:
    • Important findings and a statement about impact of the research
    • Number of total participants
    • Presentation abstract(s) and references for conference (e.g., conference brochure)Manuscript submission(s) and evidence of submission (e.g., letter from editor acknowledging receipt of manuscript) or copy of training manual
    • Other dissemination efforts and outcomes
    • A financial report of expenditures in accord with approved budget and line item/category variances detailed in the award notification and grantee acceptance letters.
  • A brief three-year follow-up survey will be mailed to you and will be due on July 1, 2025.  The structured survey includes a request for feedback regarding outcomes (e.g. publications, grants, presentations, etc.) that have occurred since the grant award ended.

Allowable Costs include but are not limited to:

  • Support for meeting space and food (no alcohol) to promote community participants’ involvement in training or ongoing development of interventions
  • Honoraria for consultants or speakers
  • Publicity costs
  • Payment to participants
  • Travel related to the project
  • Costs for providing or developing web based teaching products
  • Stipend for administrative assistant

2. EARLY CAREER RESEARCH GRANT

Grants will propose scholarship in broad areas of (a) theory development, (b) advancement of diversity and social justice, and (c) prevention, health promotion, treatment, or treatment support intervention development related to the FPI vision and mission.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must have completed a terminal degree in their respective disciplines within the last 10 years and have not achieved tenure and/or the rank of Associate Professor.

Proposals

  • Explicitly detail how the research addresses the FPI vision and mission
  • 5-10 pages in length
    • Double spaced
    • APA style
  • Follow a scientific structure which includes the following:
    • Specific aims and hypothesis/hypotheses
    • Background and significance of the proposed research to the FPI vision and mission
    • Research design and method, including a description of targeted sample, sample size, and proposed analysis
    • Expected deliverables (e.g., presentations, publications, larger grant proposals)
    • Amount requested and proposed budget
    • Current curriculum vitae (CV)
    • Name and address of the grants finance person at the institution
  • Evidence of IRB approval is needed prior to receiving the award

Grant Recipient Responsibilities:

  • There is a minimum expectation that applicants will present the results of their research at a regional, national, or international conference; and submit a manuscript for publication.
  • All dissemination efforts resulting from activities in the grant are expected to carry an acknowledgement of FPI as a funding source.
  • An interim report – a brief summary of the status of the project – is due February 1, 2022 and a final report due July 1, 2022. The final report includes:
    • Important findings and a statement about impact of the research
    • Number of total participants
    • Presentation abstract(s) and references for conference (e.g., conference brochure)
    • Manuscript submission(s) and evidence of submission (e.g., letter from editor acknowledging receipt of manuscript)
    • Other dissemination efforts and outcomes
    • A financial report of expenditures in accord with approved budget and line item/category variances detailed in the award notification and grantee acceptance letters.
  • A brief three-year follow-up survey will be mailed to you and will be due on July 1, 2025  The structured survey includes a request for feedback regarding outcomes (e.g. publications, grants, presentations, etc.) that have occurred since the grant award ended.

Allowable Costs include but are not limited to:

  • Research Assistant support
  • Consultant stipend
  • Payment to participants
  • Software, allowable if specialized and project specific (e.g., N6 for qualitative research)
  • Travel related to conducting study
  • Subject assessment costs (e.g., lab tests, specialized computer assessments, copyrighted assessment tools, blinded scoring of tapes, etc.)

3. DISSERTATION GRANT

Grants will propose scholarship in broad areas of (a) systems thinking and knowledge (b) training and practice related to families, and (c) advancement of diversity and social justice related to the FPI vision and mission.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must have received official approval of their dissertation proposals and received IRB approval from their institutions.

  • Current enrollment and good standing in a doctoral program (verification required by applicant’s dissertation chair, department/program or authorized university entity)
  • Successful completion of dissertation proposal and IRB approval (verification required by letter from applicant’s dissertation chair and copy of IRB approval)

Proposals

  • Explicitly address how the research addresses the FPI vision and mission
  • 5-10 pages in length
    • Double spaced
    • APA style
  • Follow a scientific structure which includes the following:
    • Specific aims and hypothesis
    • Background and significance of the proposed research to the FPI vision and mission
    • Research design and method
    • Description of targeted sample, sample size, and proposed analysis
    • Amount requested and proposed budget
    • Expected deliverables (e.g., presentations, publications, larger grant proposals)
    • Current curriculum vitae (CV)
    • Name and address of the grants finance person at the institution

Grant Recipient Responsibilities:

  • There is a minimum expectation that applicants will present at a regional, national, or international conference and submit a manuscript for publication.
  • An acknowledgement of FPI as a funding source is expected in the dissertation as well as any presentations and/or publications resulting from the research.
  • An interim report – a brief summary of the status of the project – is due February 1, 2022 and a final report due July 1, 2022. The final report includes:
    • Important findings and a statement about impact of the research
    • Number of total participants.
    • Evidence of completed dissertation (e.g., letter from Chair).
    • Presentation abstract(s) and references for conference (e.g., conference brochure).
    • Manuscript submission(s) and evidence of submission (e.g., letter from editor acknowledging receipt of manuscript).
    • Other dissemination efforts and outcomes.
    • A financial report of expenditures in accord with approved budget and line item/category variances detailed in the award notification and grantee acceptance letters.
  • A brief three-year follow-up survey will be mailed to you and will be due on July 1, 2025. The structured survey includes a request for feedback regarding outcomes (e.g. publications, grants, presentations, etc.) that have occurred since the grant award ended.

Allowable Costs include but are not limited to:

  • Payment to participants
  • Hourly research assistance
  • Statistical or methodological consultation
  • Software, allowable if specialized and project specific (e.g., N6 for qualitative research)
  • Travel related to conducting study
  • Subject assessment costs (e.g., lab tests, specialized computer assessments, copyrighted assessment tools, blinded scoring of tapes)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Proposals will be due October 1, 2020. Proposals will be reviewed and scored by the Grant Committee of the FPI. Notification letters will be sent to applicants by December 31, 2020. Projects will have a start date of January 1, 2021. An interim report, which consists of a brief summary of the status of the project, is due February 1, 2022. A final report must be submitted by July 1, 2022.